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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
Kensington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
FREDERICK WILLIAM POMEROY RA, MAJOR HUBERT C. CORLETTE F.R.I.B.A.
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st July 1922
    Attended by: HRH PRINCESS LOUISE DUCHESS OF ARGYLL
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1st July 1922
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Kensington
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12103
Current location

Outside St Mary Abbot's Church.
Kensington High Street
Kensington
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
W8 4EP
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 25645 79690
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A floriated style cross surmounting a stone pillar with a gothic design, column, pedestal and two-stepped base. Four carved angels are placed in niches just beneath the cross. A draped female figure, symbolizing remembrance, stands at the foot of the column, right arm raised to a scroll with the dedication. The arms and motto of the Borough of Kensington are situated beneath the female figure.
Inscription
AWAKE REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE VALIANT DEAD QUID NOBIS ARDUI XIIITH PRINCESS LOUISE'S KENSINGTON/ BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT/ BATTLE RECORD 1/13TH BN NEUVE CHAPELLE AUBERS RIDGE/ THE SOMME 1916 THE SCARPE LANGEMARK THE SOMME 1918 ALBERT/ 2/13TH BN VIMY RIDGE SALONIKA BEERSHEBA JERUSALEM JERICO IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF KENSINGTON/ AND THOSE MEN SERVING IN KENSINGTON/ BATTALIONS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918 1939-1945 XXIIND KENSINGTON SERVICE BATTALION THE/ ROYAL FUSILIERS CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT/ BATTLE RECORD VIMY RIDGE DELVILLE WOOD & GUILLEMONT/ THE SOMME 1916 BEAUMONT HAMEL & SERRE THE ANCRE/ GREVILLERS MIRAUMONT OPPY WOOD CAMBRAI
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 10668mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT CORNER WITH KENSINGTON CHURCH STREET
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £11,000 0S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Kensington News and West London Times -/7 July 1922
  • Research files of Richard Morris OBE
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN PP 78-79 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON

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